Dave Voyles for Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox

I love Gaming, HTML5, Startups, & Xbox, so I figured "why not spread the good word?"

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  • Blog Post: asm.js is headed to the Chakra JavaScript engine for Spartan in Windows 10, and what it means for games

    Earlier today, we flipped asm.js to “In Development” at status.modern.ie. Support for asm.js has beenone of the top 10 most-requested items at the IE Suggestion Box on UserVoice since we launched it in December. This is huge. What is asm.js? John Resig ...read more
  • Blog Post: I talked about game dev on this week’s Azure podcast

    The folks at the Azure podcast brought me on this week, to talk about how to use Azure as a game developer. Thanks again to Cale Teeter, Evan Basalik and Sujit D’Mello for having me. You can follow them at @AzurePodcast. Link to the show. The ...read more
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2015 Preview Tools for Unity is out now

    Herr’s a link to download it. You’re probably already familiar with Visual Studio tools for Unity (formerly UnityVS), which allows you to debug your Unity sessions while using Visual Studio. The problem up until this point though, was that ...read more
  • Blog Post: Call for speakers is open at the 2015 Philly.NET code camp

    Code Camp 2015.1 Interested? Apply here. Some History 21st Code Camp over 9 years Run by a dedicated staff that includes several Microsoft MVPs Serving the Delaware Valley and greater Mid-Atlantic region Sessions cover both Microsoft and web-related development ...read more
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s talks at GDC 2015

    GDC isn’t far away (March 2-5th), so you had better get on it if you haven’t booked a room or a flight yet. This will be my 6th GDC in San Francisco and my 8th overall, and based on what I know is coming, it’s the most exciting one yet ...read more
  • Blog Post: New “Prepose” scripting langauge for Kinect 2 from Microsoft Research

    Kinect 2 for Windows has been out since last July, and we’ve seen a ton of awesome projects coming from it. It can be overwhelming starting with a new piece of hardware, so I’ve gathered on some links to get you off the ground. I’ve already seen some ...read more
  • Blog Post: My 2014 year in review

    Inspired by Raymond Camden’s blog, I decided to make a year in review of my own. My blog I’ve been pretty active on here this year. I make at least 3 posts each week, and I try to keep it a mix of personal and work related items. I figured ...read more
  • Blog Post: //GameOn contest for student game devs, how I started with GDC

    In October, I wrote about how I would get started with programming, knowing what I do today.   Well we’ve launched a new game development contest, specifically for students. //GameOn is a game development contest that gives students the opportunity ...read more
  • Blog Post: Creating an inventory system in Unity, using C#

    I’ve been working on a shmup for some time now, and just started blogging about it. One issue I came across was writing an inventory system. There are many out there, but they just didn’t work for me. I wanted something simple, and only needed ...read more
  • Blog Post: Indie Dev Podcast – Episode 17 – Illyriad Games

    Listen to the podcast.   The episode originally appeared on the Indie Dev Podcast website. Illyriad (ih-lih-re-ad) Games is an independent studio based across three continents. Realizing that WebGL isn’t just a pipe dream, they’ve built their latest ...read more
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s new game development show, Level Up

    Microsoft has a new video show, based on game development, called Level Up. You can find Episode 1: Project Spark here. They’re always looking for additional talent, so if you happen to be in the Seattle area and would like to come on, feel free ...read more
  • Blog Post: Tutorial: Connecting your Xbox One / 360 gamepad to Unity

    The fine folks at PHL Collective, a Philadelphia based game development studio put together a brief tutorial on how to connect your Xbox One / 360 gamepad, either wired or wireless (using the receiver), to Unity. Might I suggest other ways to use your ...read more
  • Blog Post: I’m working on my own Unity game, a side scrolling shmup

    I’m always talking about the importance of showing off your work to the world, yet I forget to do adhere to my own advice sometimes. I’ve been working on a Unity game for the last 6 months, but progress has been slow. It’s a side scrolling shmup ...read more
  • Blog Post: Intro to Azure power point

    I recently gave an introduction to Azure talk at the Harrisburg .NET code camp Below is the slide deck I used for the presentation. Azure overview – Active Directory, SQL, and Web Hosting from Dave Voyles The post Intro to Azure power point appeared ...read more
  • Blog Post: Indie Dev Podcast, Ep 15 – Michael Hicks

    You can listen to the podcast here. Designer and musician on Pillar, a collection  of minigames, each with unique personalities and challenges, which his headed to PS4. Previously, Michael and I had coordinated the third Indie Games Summer Uprising in ...read more
  • Blog Post: Age of Ascent: An epic space game on Azure, WebGL

    You know that I’m always pushing WebGL, because I truly think it is the future of not only gaming, but also the web as a whole. Mozilla is constantly advancing the technology forward, with asm.js and their industry leading WebGL adoption, which ...read more
  • Blog Post: My weekly newsletter is out – HTML5, Game Dev, Startups

    This is my weekly newsletter which covers my favorite stories of the week in the fields of Tech, HTML5, Startups, Game Dev, and Venture Capital. If you find some links that you think would be useful, feel free to share! You can always subscribe (or unsubscribe ...read more
  • Blog Post: prime[31] Azure plugin for Win8 Phone Unity games

    In my previous tutorial series, I wrote about how to use prime[31]‘s Azure plugin to connect your Win8 Unity game. Recently though, they’ve added support for Windows Phone as well. I’ve updated the GitHub Repository  with the necessary ...read more
  • Blog Post: [VIDEO] Prime[31] and Azure Mobile Services tutorial

    This is one part of the video series I did for Microsoft VIrtual Academy. Here’s the link back to Channel 9. You can find the step-by-step walkthrough, GitHub,and power points here. Developing 2D & 3D Games with Unity for Windows: (09) Prime ...read more
  • Blog Post: My next weekly newsletter is out!

    If you find some links that you think would be useful, feel free to share! You can always subscribe (or unsubscribe) by clicking on the MailChimp widget on the right-hand side of this page. Here’s a link to the original file. VC / Startups A list of resource ...read more
  • Blog Post: A new episode of the Indie Dev Podcast is up

    Last year I started interviewing independent game developers from across the world, in an effort to highlight their work, and the strategy behind how they build their games. I took a hiatus for the summer while I was traveling for work, but I’m ...read more
  • Blog Post: Use C# to script in Unreal Engine 4 now, courtesy of Xamarin

    Xamarin, the group behind the Mono, the open source implementation of Microsoft’s .NET framework, have done it again, but this time, in the gaming space. Today they announced that you can use C# (or F#) to script in Unreal Engine 4. Previously, ...read more
  • Blog Post: My 10th weekly newsletter is out!

    If you find some links that you think would be useful, feel free to share! You can always subscribe (or unsubscribe) by clicking on the MailChimp widget on the right-hand side of this page. Here’s a link to the original file.   Gaming The Flame In ...read more
  • Blog Post: My 8th newsletter is out. It’s better than the last!

    If you find some links that you think would be useful, feel free to share! You can always subscribe (or unsubscribe) by clicking on the MailChimp widget on the right-hand side of this page. Here’s a link to the original file.   Nerdy You can now ...read more
  • Blog Post: My 7th newsletter is out. I’d read it.

    If you find some links that you think would be useful, feel free to share! You can always subscribe (or unsubscribe) by clicking on the MailChimp widget on the right-hand side of this page. Here’s a link to the original file.   Nerdy Where are they ...read more
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